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Link: Doing Good ≠ Being Good

melian          24 June 2015 05:08 AM

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Fwiffo 24 June 2015 11:08 AM

Almost nobody thinks they are evil. This includes pretty much all fantasy villains and pretty much every person in the actual world conflicts. I am undesided on whether it is in princple to think that you are evil. The closest I can think of is if you are constantly feeling guilty or have internalized rasism and whether certain extreme kinds of crazy are able to think that. If you are telling me that you are good you haven't really conveyed me much information. It tells me a lot more who you think are evil but that just tells me what good means to you. And when that is clear it's more of a flavour of neutral rather than a flavour of good. You can be an emprist and argue that emprism is good but you can't argue that you are a good empirist.